On Wis. Gov Walker on economic development: 'No excuses, we get results'
"Wisconsin ranked 42nd in private-sector job creation, based on the latest government data released last month and covering the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012."
Stellar results Scott. Hmm, maybe, just maybe, it's like people said just those few years ago when Walker and his clan were going to roll in and "fix" everything, that the problems to be "fixed" were bigger than the geographical boundaries of the state. The midwest has been in a slump since manufacturing left, and it will stay that way.
The future of manufacturing in America is going to be centered around robotics, not assembly line workers. On a large scale, those jobs are never coming back, even with the rising cost of doing business in China. Walker can't fix that.
On Milwaukee schools to hire 700 teachers
$41k is still startling low for the amount of actual work it takes to teach children in public school systems, especially in large cities. HIstorically, those positions are hard to fill because a majority of teachers don't actually want to teach in large city, inner city and metropolitan areas. They want suburbia, small towns and rural areas. Not all, but a majority.
4 years of college doesn't get you much of a salary anymore, unless you're in engineering or computers science. The requirements by employers to have a 4 year degree has gone drastically up, but salaries are flat or on the downward slide, and have been for the last 15 years, as are almost all wages.
On 10 things to know for Wednesday
Oh good grief donnaw. Miss Black America was created as a PROTEST against the MIss America pageant, because for 54 years, African American women were excluded, and it wasn't until 1984 when the first black woman actually won, Vanessa Williams. That being said, these pageants are completely idiotic.
So then lets get down to it. Are you supporting the idea that being gay is the same as being a racial minority, and that gay and lesbian people should have the same protections? Sounds like it. Good for you.
The Gov. is not forcing the BSA to do anything. I don't support them, and I never have.
On Say ‘no’ to expanding school vouchers
there's that same left vs right bunk. Keep at it RAF. I'm completely for school choice and expanded options when it comes to education. Many public schools are ok, some are great, some are horrible. I don't believe a government has a legal right to tell me where and how my kids should be educated. Shocking! I'm not a righty!. The best education I received was from teachers who were passionate, and most importantly, from my access to books and supportive parents who valued exploration and knowledge. If you want your child to be smart and succeed, you have to start with yourself and set an example.
However, if children are going to be fed anti-science and pro religion slogans at their charter schools, mostly advocated by extremely conservative politicians and their financial backers, then we all lose.
On Mining company helped write bill
Hey folks, when's the last time you got invited help author legislation that directly effected your pocket book? If corporations are people, people are corporations, and so it's time to act like one.
On Ryan keeps plugging 'debt crisis' message
Shhh, badger2...stop being logical and please refrain from pointing out the obvious. It doesn't jive with the message, and more importantly, the fund raising.
On Rep. Ryan warns of unpopular budget cuts
Hey Paul, why don't you call up the UK and ask them how their "austerity" is going?
On Milton High School Yoga Club helping members get physically, mentally healthy
Yes, stretching and breathing makes a religion...*rolls eyes*...
On Panetta: Women are integral to military's success
Actually, Eagle1, denying women combat roles is the mandate. Opening them up is removing a mandate.
On Three ex-GOP speakers now lobby for school choice
donnaw, my opinion is that our pocketbooks are far more powerful than our votes. Sadly, many people are either unwilling or can't deal with changing their long term spending habits in a way that would remove financial support from entrenched lobbying/banking/corporate groups.
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